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A Sea Of Green And White On Their Way To Rose Bowl In Pasadena

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Jim and Lonna Petrie, head to the Rose Bowl where the Spartans will play on Jan.1 (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Jim and Lonna Petrie, head to the Rose Bowl where the Spartans will play on Jan.1 (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A lot of lucky metro Detroiters are trading the bitterly cold temperatures in Michigan for the warmth of Pasadena, California.

As WWJ’s Beth Fisher reports from Metro Airport, where hundreds of folks sporting green and white were making their way to watch the MSU Spartans play in the Rose Bowl on New Years Day.

Sixty-six year old George Enochs of St. Johns arrived at the airport wearing his Spartan shirt, hat and jacket.

“They went in ’66 in January, but I didn’t start until that fall,” said the 1971 MSU grad. “And in ’87 I had a daughter due at the end of December and my wife didn’t think it would be a good idea for me to go that year, so my daughter bought me this trip for Christmas.”

Enochs is confident in the Spartans’ chances for a Rose Bowl victory even without Max Bulluogh who was recently suspended from the team.

Katie Dunton of Houston is a 2011 MSU graduate: “I’m very excited, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Her boyfriend, Dan Rosic, is also a MSU grad, expects a win but is excited to get to warmer temps! “You’ll notice I left my coat in the car,” he said.

In a news release sent early Thursday, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said Max Bullough had been suspended for the rest of the season. He did not say what rules the two-time team captain violated. The suspension made Bullough ineligible to play in the Rose Bowl.

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